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Old September 22nd, 2005
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I just heard RIAA made a new law or something that made the manufactures responsible for the actions of the ones that uses their program and it had lead to popular p2p-sites have closed down. Is LimeWire going to be affected by this?
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Are you referring to the Grockster case or are you referring to something rather newer?
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yeah, old news
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/09...tworks_darken/

Official Winmx-site is still down...
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Dont believe everything you hear. As long as Limewire sticks to using the Gnutella network, they can't be sued or else, they would already have been.
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LW can be sued. They will try to avoid that by not allowing shaing of unlicensed files (99,99% of files, even 90% of legal files don't have a lisence). That means that the next version of LW will kill LW itself because nothing will be available (you can look into the new code at limewire.org). Really sad. Whenever LW realeases a new update, DON'T UPGRADE! Or switch to another P2P client.

There will be LW forks... But LW is dead. Dead.

BS is dead and now LW, Gnutella will suffer a lot in the next year

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Serious? I thought as longas an app used gnutella they could only sue the users?


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LW can be sued. They will try to avoid that by not allowing shaing of unlicensed files (99,99% of files, even 90% of legal files don't have a lisence).
Wow! So what constitutes a licensed file? 99% of what I downld are concert files that are unavailable on commercial cd's. I already have (previously bought) all of the main bands albums I'm after, including dvd's. So how are concert songs recorded unofficially considered in regards to licensing? That's a bit of a grey area for me at the moment. Since the music companies don't possess those particular recordings, what is their status?
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thats just a warning. the socall new "feature" is going to DRM limewire. take a closer look at the code. i wasnt going to post in this thread, but eh. anyways, its just a backup plan for LW. (if im even allowed to give details?) but we also have a backup plan if LW does this .. be sure to lookout for a new up-coming LW clone.. (did i reveal too many details )

oh, one other thing.. RAZA guys are gonna love this: LW took one of your smart devs that actually have a clue how anything works. AHAHAHAH! zab said to start the trollympics, so i guess i started it. lmao

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Ok ultracross call me an illiterate old fart but what does DRM stand for.
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